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Movie in a Window

Lingo allows you to play more than one movie at a time by playing movies in windows (MIAWs). The following Show Me movies discuss how to use Lingo, issues of opening and closing Show Me movies, and suggestions for working around the issues:

Opening and closing
Advantages of an MIAW over a movie cast member
Avoiding a white flash on the Macintosh
Using global variables with MIAWs
Which movie receives keyboard input
Which movie controls the palette, transition, and sound channels
Memory usage
Which movie receives rollover messages
Closing windows
Playing multiple movies in the same window
Communicating between movies
Positioning windows on the screen
Using the windowList to manage windows

Play the Show Me movies directly from this web page. To see all the scripts that were used to create the movie, download the source movies.

Macromedia

Director

6 January 1997

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